Visa and Consular Services - Types of Visas


Family members of recognized Syrian refugees may submit their applications for family reunion at the German Missions in the neighboring countries of Syria.

Syrian nationals can only apply for family reunion to a recognized Syrian refugee at a German Mission in India if they have been residing in India for at least six months.

For further information, click on the link below:

Webportal on family reunion for Syrian refugees

The Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Mumbai can only accept visa applications from persons residing in the states of  Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh as well as the Union Territories of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

To apply for a Schengen Visa at the German Consulate General's Visa Department the applicant's main destination has to be Germany (as substantiated by the necessary documentation). If the applicant's main destination is any other Schengen country, the applicant will have to apply at the Consulate General of that country, in accordance with the Schengen Visa Codex.

Schengen Visa

A Schengen Visa is mandatory for tourist or business purposes in Germany and other Schengen countries. It entitles the Schengen visa holder to visit Germany and/or the other Schengen countries for a total of up to 90 days within a period of 6 months from the date of issue.

Any question regarding Schengen visa?

Please call the VFS Schengen Visa Hotline at


All SCHENGEN applicants are requested to fill in the online application forms according to VIDEX format, which can be found on our website.

Please ensure that a high quality printout of the barcode is submitted with the application.


Notice for Overseas Medical Insurance

In wake of the recent cases of bogus insurance policies being submitted to the Visa department along with the visa applications, we request you to kindly read the notice attached below:


Transit Visa

An Airport Transit Visa is required by Indian Nationals transiting through Germany en-route to their destinations. The Airport Transit Visa has to be applied for by the passengers even if they will not be leaving the airport premises.

The transit visa allows the passengers to exit the airport premises in Germany but does not entitle them to stay in Germany.

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Student Visa

A student visa is required by Indian students, who wish to pursue higher education in Germany and HAVE SECURED ADMISSION in a German college or University.

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Internship/Training Visa

An internship or training visa is required by Indian Nationals, who wish to take up internship or training in companies in Germany.


Guest Scientist Visa

A guest scientist visa is required by Indian scientists, who wish to take up research work or post-doctorate studies in Germany.


Family re-union

A family re-union visa is required by Indian Nationals visiting their family and/or relatives in Germany (e.g. Spouses and children or relatives of individuals working or living in Germany etc.)

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Employment Visa

An employment visa is required by Indian Nationals, who HAVE SECURED a job in Germany.

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Visa for Speciality Cooks

A visa for speciality cooks is required by Indian Nationals, who wish to work as cooks/chefs in Indian restaurants in Germany.

Appointment for visa application


Applications at the visa section are accepted only with prior appointment.


VFS Global: 022-67866013

or through our website(check under the dedicated section).

Long Term (National) Visa: Only through VFS Global: 022-67866013

Contact the visa section

Telephone service of the visa section (information only):

+91 22 2283 0301 / 2283 9834-35

Mon to Thurs 14:00-15:00 hrs (India)
(Summer CET + 31/2 hrs, Winter CET + 41/2 hrs)

Kindly note that all visa inquiries must be directed to the below-mentioned e-mail address. Please do not use the contact form for visa inquiries.

Email: mumb%27%diplo%27%de,visa  

Kindly note that only inquiries regarding existing applications will be accepted. For general information, please visit our website.

Schengen-wide Visa Information System (VIS)

VIS Biometrie

Important notice:

Starting November 2nd 2015, the Schengen-wide Visa Information System (VIS) will be implemented for India and Bhutan. For more information, click on the links below:

Schengen Area


Germany, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland

Email Keyboard

Please note:

Our office is committed to responding to your e-mails. Hence, we would request you to ensure that you have explored all existing information on our website before sending us an e-mail inquiry. Only inquiries incase of applications where the processing time takes longer than expected (especially long-term visa e.g. Family re-union visas, if they require more than 12 weeks have passed) or inquiries for which information is not available online will receive a reply.

Signature Attestation for Student Visa


Please Note: Signature attestation for students, intending to open a BLOCKED ACCOUNT, will be done on Tuesdays and Thursdays only. Read more:



... refrain from carrying big or heavy bags or pieces of luggage to the Visa section. Due to security reasons they cannot be brought inside the waiting area and storage space at the premises is extremely limited.

Are you carrying €10,000 or more in cash?

Bargeld Euro

Are you carrying €10,000 or more in cash on your travel to or from an EU-Nation? If yes, then you are obliged to declare it. Click to read more: